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Police block marchers seeking Kampuchea Krom holiday

Riot police were deployed near Phnom Penh’s Wat Chas on Monday to prevent about 30 people from marching to the National Assembly to submit a petition seeking a new national holiday marking the day the French officially handed former Kampuchea Krom provinces to Vietnam. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-block-marchers-seeking-kampuchea-krom-holiday-131822/

K Krom mark 66 years since Cochinchine pact

Some 10 months after leading protests during which Vietnamese flags were burned outside the country’s embassy in Phnom Penh, members of the Khmer Krom community took a more conciliatory approach Thursday as they marked the 66th anniversary of France’s formal splitting of Cochinchine. Thousands of monks ...

Sek Odom and Matt Blomberg
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/k-krom-mark-66-years-since-cochinchine-pact-85037/

Khmer Krom vow more protests, again

Kampuchea Krom activists are planning yet another round of demonstrations to protest remarks made by a Vietnamese embassy spokesman in June, demanding Prime Minister Hun Sen cut diplomatic ties with Vietnam until a public apology is issued. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-krom-vow-more-protests-again

Khmer Krom protesters burn Vietnamese flag

Monks and nationalist protesters burned a Vietnamese flag in front of the Vietnamese Embassy on Tuesday as the embassy continued to ignore calls to apologize for comments made by a diplomat in July. About 600 protesters gathered at the embassy once again to press for a ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/khmer-krom-protesters-burn-vietnamese-flag-66356/

Khmer Krom to resume Vietnam Embassy campaign

About 1,000 ethnic Khmer Krom monks and Khmer nationalists will hold the first formal protest this morning at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park since authorities re-opened it last week after seven months of a high-security lockdown. The municipality over the weekend approved plans from the Khmer Kampuchea ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/khmer-krom-to-resume-vietnam-embassy-campaign-66124/

Kampuchea Krom forum banned by city

Phnom Penh City Hall on Monday banned Wat Samakki Raingsey from hosting a public forum on Wednesday to mark the 65th anniversary of the official granting of Kampuchea Krom to the State of Vietnam. The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community (KKKC), which advocates for the ethnic minority ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kampuchea-krom-forum-banned-by-city-60320/

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